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This summer rising high school seniors will be visiting colleges, either in-person or virtually. They will attend an admissions office information session and go on a student-led campus tour; if they are visiting in-person they may check out the bookstore for some swag or the...

Taking a standardized test – the SAT and ACT – has long been a rite a passage for high school students, an integral part of their college application journey. First introduced in 1926 and 1959 respectively, standardized tests have been alternatively hailed as a way...

Studying abroad has long been a valued part of the college experience. First conceived as a “Junior Year Abroad” in the 1920s, studying abroad is an opportunity for students to engage in experiential learning as well as gain cultural competency and foreign language proficiency.  Colleges...

Summer 2021 promises to be more “normal” than last summer, but students’ plans may still be in flux due to continued pandemic uncertainty. But amidst all the uncertainty there is one certainty – students should not let this summer go to waste.  So what can...

Around this time of year, focus turns to students receiving their college decision letters. Just as important: the financial aid award letters, which can either accompany the decision letter or follow shortly thereafter. When I work with students, I always stress that finding good fit colleges...

Is your child in the throes of choosing their classes for next year? This can be a thorny process because students want to select classes that not only meet their high school graduation requirements, but which will also help situate them well when they apply...

Your child is elated . . . they have been admitted to their top choice college. And then moments later they are deflated . . . the admission is for the spring. Spring admissions? What is that? Why do colleges have them? Should a student...

Your child hit “submit” on their application . . . but that does not mean the application process is over. Many colleges offer students the opportunity to interview. There are two types of college interviews: the evaluative and the informational. An evaluative interview is intended...

Students who were not ready to apply early decision or early action to college in November may have an opportunity to revisit that choice. Over 70 colleges offer an EDII option and a smaller number have an EAII option – these applications are typically due...